Te Puna fire now under control
UPDATE: A large grass fire in Te Puna is now under control.
"Crews are mopping up and turning over the debri," says Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern fire communications shift manager Kaisey Cook.
She says the nearby house is no longer at risk.
Earlier: Large amounts of smoke can be seen coming from a fire in Te Puna this afternoon.
Multiple fire engines have arrived at the scene on Pitua Road to battle the blaze.
A video sent to SunLive shows smoke coming from the fire, which appears to be about 100m by 100m.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern fire communications shift manager Kaisey Cook says firefighters were initially called to a rubbish fire that was out of control.
"We have a large grass fire that is 100m x 100m.
"It is threatening one house, but we are protecting it."
Kaisey says there are three fire trucks and one tanker on the scene.
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